It only seems right that winter should show off during the holidays...and so she is! Snow and moderately cold temperatures keep us seeking hot chocolate and cookies when we come back in the house. A porcupine up in a willow bush, eating the bark, made for some exciting moments for us all...hard to get a decent picture though. It was late in the day, and light was fading fast, but I was able to get a few shots of him. Here you can see the quills and one of his cute little eyes.
I am in between groups of company right now. My son and family left last night to return to their home about an hour away, and my son-in-law's family comes tomorrow. Laundry, groceries and all the everyday things are needing to be done, yet the easel calls out to me. I can hardly wait to get back to it in about a week's time. In the meantime, I wish you all a Happy New Year!